The Path I Chose

The Path I Chose

I was forbidden to travel young,
But I walked the path anyhow,
I walked the route with many lengths.
My parents chanted, “Wait until you’re old!!”
Sometimes I wish I would have listened to what I was told.
I traveled anyway,
I traveled far.
I found older men;
Strong in physical sight,
But weak in mental light.
My desire of this gorgeous place
Sent me flat on my colored face.
On the path I chose to walk,
I magnified my sins, and yet tried not to talk.
I want my parents to know it was not their fault
For it was the path I chose to walk.
I now sit here trying to unwrap my faults,
I’m sorry I did not;
Did not listen to what I was taught.